Hampshire Cricket History

28 June – Rain
June 28, 2017, 3:40 pm
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I’m assuming play to be highly unlikely, today so here is part two.

The over before they went off yesterday took the total bowled in this match to 107

According to my records, that is one over more than the shortest, rain-affected match ever played at the Rose/Ageas Bowl which was

106 overs v Yorkshire in 2012

Next come

119.1 v Warwicks in 2001, 126 v Lancs in 2007, 136.1 v Sussex in 2007, 139.1 v Surrey in 2014, 154.2 v Leics in 2012 and 160 v Yorks in 2003

If there is a reasonable amount of play tomorrow – there might be some showers about – this game might pass all those. The shortest game ever played there in June however is 195.4 overs v Kent in 2008. If tomorrow dawdles to a draw that might be beaten, although there are still 91 overs of bonus points cricket to play.

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Having written that post, I’m astonished to see they are going to start playing in under an hour – so all that might be wholly irrelevant! (it is still raining in Pompey at 5pm)

Comment by pompeypop

very good work by the groundstaff
62 overs left and gin and tonic break at 7-15

Comment by John white

Cheers John. Sadly for the third day running, play has started before the online commentary – and it’s still raining in Pompey

Comment by pompeypop

Holland on fire 4-15 in 5 overs. Somerset 120-5.

Comment by James

And a run out! 127-7

Comment by Paul

The game seems crazy and Somerset’s batting looks very poor, but now (around 7.30) the BBC site is informing us that the match starts at 2pm on Monday, Cricinfo is stuck on the dismissal of Overton, and Solent is playing music. Is it ‘Lunch’? It seems on this ground at least that almost all the pink ball wickets fall in the second half of the scheduled day?

Comment by pompeypop

BBC now (7.50) that there is a rain delay.

Incidentally I really hope the Kent innings is eventually completed at Trent Bridge as it will feature twelve batsmen as Billings was retired not out overnight when he left to join up with the Lions and his replacement, Joe Weatherley, has batted today. (That would be a scorecard to baffle people in the future!).

Comment by James

It gets better James, it’s a Hampshire ‘Record’ of sorts. Billings retired not out, Weatherley came in, (Stevens retired injured), Rouse came in, Weatherley was dismissed (16), Coles came in to join Rouse and was out for nought second ball. Rouse currently has one run in a stand of 19. So one on-loan Hampshire player and two former Hampshire players batting together, against a pink ball in the after 6.30pm. It’s never happened before!

Comment by pompeypop

Brilliant. And seven wickets are down with eleven men having batted so far!

Comment by James

I also noticed that last night Derbyshire opened their second innings with two nightwatchmen (or should that be daywatchmen?). Can’t remember this ever happening before.

And people say pink ball cricket is boring!

Comment by James

And here’s another oddity. Timm van der Gugten has opened the batting in each of Glamorgan’s innings in the current match as a nightwatchman.

Pink ball cricket just keeps on giving!

Comment by James

I do hope Holland gets to bowl in the morning, and takes a wicket. He deserves it after a quite brilliant spell. 5-fers are very rare at the ‘Bowl for Hampshire bowlers. Only two last year.

It was a shame that they never got on after ‘supper’. It was barely raining and they would certainly have stayed on if they were out there. Hampshire might have had a two-session slog and set up a game tomorrow. Can’t see that happening now . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

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